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Backpackers' Cooking Class

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Dec 5, 2016
“Very nice, but not good value for money.”
Sep 12, 2016
“Enjoyable ”
For budding chefs, or just those interested in food, but definitely on a budget - try out Backpackers' Cooking Class. Based in a traditional Marrakech riad - it is a fun, communal experience with great English, French, Spanish and Italian speaking...more
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Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

So the essence of this trip was good, the sights we saw etc, but it was all tainted by uncertainty and poor communication. For example myself and other guests I talked to were told to be ready at a certain time and then left waiting...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 70sThrowback
Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Very lovely hospitality, and Jana Rogue is a lovely riad. However it did feel like poor value for money. £34 each to make only a tagine, and the ingredients were extra. We had to wait over an hour for the tagine to cook, surely we...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank flippytoetap
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Simo met us and took us to a traders market where we bought our meat , fruit and vegetables for our class , he was very helpful and made sure our veg was the freshest . We cooked on a roof terrace which was covered...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

For context, I've done a number of these cooking classes from Thailand to Istanbul so I feel qualified to give my opinion. I was staying at a Rouge hostel (Riad Dia) and signed up one night in advance. Overall it was a good experience, but...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank TylerOnTheGo
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Simon was our chef, and he was so very friendly, energetic and happy to have us in his kitchen. After carefully selecting vegetables for our vegetarian tagine, Simon took us to an outdoor rooftop kitchen on top of the Rouge Cafe. Here he explained intricately...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Adriana Z
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I made an appointment for a cooking class the day in advance. I also confirmed the time and place many times. I ended up sitting in the cafe waiting for them for 30 minutes. They never showed up!!!! Then I went back to my hotel...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Kelly N
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the course, and it was the cheapest one we could find. You browse the local market with one of the chefs and you pay for the ingradients up front. It would have been easier if all students had put in money at...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Katie W
Reviewed February 27, 2016

We booked to take part in the cookery class a bit 'last minute' and found this one at Rouge Cafe when others were booked, good job too as this was a great day out. I'm not a great cook but have to say this is...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Peter F
Reviewed January 22, 2016

We found this class through a random Google search when all the other well-known cooking schools were booked the weekend we were in Marrakech. It was the first listing on the Google maps section and just said "cooking school" with a couple great reviews attached...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank mayo635
Reviewed January 12, 2016

My family of four enjoyed this experience of getting to walk through the medina then coming to a building in a small alley to cook. We made meatball and lamb with apricot tagines. With that we had zucchini salad. The food was excellent. The advice...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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